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Daring Bipasha Basu roles to check out on popular star’s birthday

Be it a cutthroat corporate industrialist or a woman haunted by her dead sister’s ghost, Basu is certainly not one to be pigeon holed when it comes to the thrilling roles she takes up.

Shilpa S
Jan 07, 2022

Bipasha Basu turns 42 today, and what better day to take a look back at the bold roles the actress has taken in her stride. Although the star gained her foothold in the industry in an antagonistic role in 2001’s Ajnabee, Bollywood was quick to recognise her talents as a leading lady. The actress went on to make a name for herself in fast paced thrillers like Raaz and Dhoom 2. She also took the crown as a scream queen with the numerous horror films she took under her belt through the span of her two decade long career.

Here is a list of Basu’s boldest roles where she gives some no hold barred performances audiences will definitely swoon over.

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A young couple’s desperate attempts to save their marriage soon becomes a fight for survival as they have to face off against a malevolent force. This 2002 film follows the story of Sanjana and Aditya, who move to Ooty as a last ditch effort to renew their dying marriage. After moving into a house with a shady past, the woman starts to experience strange phenomena. Basu stars as Sanjana, who becomes increasingly distraught as she becomes the target of a mysterious and vengeful spirit. The film is the first instalment in the Raaz film series.
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A tale of love,greed and warring siblings, Raaz is a film that is bound to keep viewers at the edge of their seats throughout. The film tells the twisted story of two siblings- Ronny and Rajiv, as they play mind games with another to get the massive inheritance left by their father. Basu essays the role of Sonia, an alluring young woman who seems to partner up with both the brothers to get what she wants. She keeps audiences guessing with her frequent switches in loyalty, with not even the most perceptive of viewers being able to pinpoint what exactly her endgame seems to be.
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The corporate world is a dog eat dog world, climbing up the ranks of which is not a feat for the faint hearted. This 2006 film tells the tale of the power struggle between two ambitious companies and their executives. Basu stars as Nishigandha Dasgupta, the VP of one of the companies, who goes out of her way to ensure that her company comes out on top, by hook or by crook. But she soon realises that the company she is willing to give up her life for, sees her as nothing more than an expendable means to achieve their goals.
This 2015 film tells the tale of a young woman who finds herself haunted by the vengeful spirit of her dead conjoined sister. Basu takes on a double role in the film, essaying the role of twin sisters Anjana and Sanjana, one of whom is mysteriously killed. This fast paced horror film is full of twists few will see coming, and the well written story is only supplemented by Basu’s performance and her chemistry with her co-star Karan Singh Grover. The film is a remake of the Thai film of the same name.
Dhoom 2
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This 2006 film is the second instalment in the Dhoom film series. The film features the return of police officers Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar Fateh Khan, who are tasked with bringing to justice a new set of skilled robbers. Basu stars in the film in a double role, as an officer who aids Ali’s investigation and the officer’s twin sister. Dhoom 2 became wildly successful at the box office, and was followed by a 2013 sequel. With stylish action sequences and an ensemble cast including Basu, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Uday Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, the film is a must watch for action buffs.

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